Academic panel on Breonna Taylor grand jury verdict
Experts discuss gender, race and political movements in panel and Q&A
EVANSTON, Ill. --- In the wake of the killing of Breonna Taylor, Northwestern University will host an online academic panel exploring the ramifications of the grand jury decision on gender, race, law, political movements and policing.
The panelists’ discussion will include an analysis of the grand jury decision, the current state of policing and its impact on politics and the election, the erasure of Black women and femmes in the public outcries against state violence and the influence of social movements, both historically and contemporarily.
The panel is co-sponsored by the Women’s Center, the Center for the Study of Diversity and Democracy, the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion (OIDI), the Office of Equity, the Office of the Provost and the Community Justice and Civil Rights Clinic.
Panelists discuss Breonna Taylor grand jury verdict
Clinical professor of law at the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law; director of the Community Justice and Civil Rights Clinic
Bedi expert in civil rights, as well as the legal and policy strategies that support social justice movements aimed at dismantling the carceral state.
Lecturer in Gender and Sexuality Studies in the Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences; director of the Northwestern Women’s Center
Nzinga an expert in Black feminism theory and intersectional feminist praxis. She also serves as interim chief diversity officer and associate provost for diversity and inclusion.
Associate dean for clinical education; director of the Law School’s Bluhm Legal Clinic
Walker Sterling is an expert in clinical advocacy, critical race theory, criminal law and procedure and juvenile justice.
Associate professor of political science and African American studies in the Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences; director of the Center for the Study of Diversity and Democracy
Tillery is an expert in politics and race relations.
Associate vice president for equity and a former civil rights attorney
McPherson will moderate the panel.